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Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

Keto Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs with Spinach

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Lemon butter chicken is a delicious dinner dish that you can prepare once a week. It’s creamy, tasty and your family will definitely love it, even if they don’t follow keto.

I used chicken thighs with skin and bone for this recipe. You can use boneless and skinless chicken thighs if you want to. You might also replace this with chicken breast.

Lemon Butter Chicken Recipe

First, I will season the meat with the basic seasoning then pan-sear the thighs skin side down approximately 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn brown.

The next step is to add heavy cream, chicken broth, lemon juice, and thyme. Bring it to a boil then simmer and add spinach.

Keto Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

Finally, cover Parmesan cheese on top and bake until it’s cooked. It’s going to smell amazing when you take it out of the oven.

You can serve this with fresh salad and some extra lemon juice. Don’t forget to check my other chicken thighs recipes for keto diet.

How to Make Low Carb Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

Start by preheating your oven to 375°F.

In a bowl, combine minced garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper. This will be your chicken seasoning.

Clean the chicken thighs and pat them dry. Rub the seasoning mix you just made all over the chicken.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the seasoned chicken and cook until all sides are golden brown.

To the skillet, add lemon juice, chicken broth, thyme, and heavy cream. Bring it to a boil, then let it simmer for 10 minutes.

pan-sear chicken thighs

Add the chopped spinach to the skillet. Cover with a lid and let it cook for another 3 minutes.

Transfer everything from the skillet to a baking dish. Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese.

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes to finish cooking the chicken.

Keto creamy butter chicken thighs

Serve your delicious chicken hot, and pair it with a fresh lettuce salad for a complete meal. Enjoy!

Check These Delicious Chicken Recipes for Dinner:

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Keto Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

A rich, delicious and creamy low-carb butter chicken dish for your keto dinner!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword keto butter chicken, lemon butter chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 395kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 4 chicken thighs with bone and skin
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup baby spinach chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix the minced garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Use this spice mix to season the chicken thighs after washing and drying the meat.
  • Turn the stove on medium heat. Settle a large skillet over the heat and melt the butter in. Sauté the seasoned chicken to make all of the sides golden brown.
  • Pour the lemon juice, chicken broth, thyme, and heavy cream on top of the chicken. Let it boil then leave to cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Toss in the chopped spinach. Put the lid on top and cook for an additional 3 minutes before turning off the stove.
  • Transfer all of the contents into a baking dish. Dust generously with Parmesan cheese on top. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until thoroughly cooked. Remember to preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Serve while hot with a lettuce salad on the side.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 271mg11%
Potassium 360mg10%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 2127IU43%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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